September is Scuba Season in LI Sound
September 17, 2013
You don’t have to travel to the Caribbean to enjoy scuba diving. Believe it or not, Long Island Sound has plenty for scuba divers to see. And, according to a blog post on CTNews.com, September is the best time to dive in the Sound.
In her blog post, Megan Smith-Harris says September is the best time of the year for diving in the Sound because the water is at its warmest temperature for the year – around 75 to 80 degrees. Visibility isn’t the same as in the Caribbean of course, because the algae makes the waters dark. But that’s also what makes the environment of the Sound thrive and ensures that Long Island is the largest producer of shellfish harvested for consumption in the world. If you do opt to dive in the Sound, there are even a few wrecks to explore, some dating back to the early 1900s.